Suicide Raid in Eastern Turkey

Via the BBC: Turkey ‘suicide raid kills three’

Three people have been killed in a suicide attack on a military outpost in eastern Turkey, media and police say.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the bombing in Tunceli, where Kurdish rebels are known to operate.

The attack comes amid speculation Turkey may launch an incursion into Iraq to tackle Kurdish rebels following recent rebel operations inside Turkey.

Tensions are increasing on the Turkish-Iraqi border, so any such attacks ratchet the situation up another notch.

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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

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